That was true...except, perhaps, the professional part. It seemed, from the way the workers were talking, that it was family-run, and it was certainly priced that way! The kitchen was loaded with Pyrex -- there were probably 30-40 primary mixing bowls and a few fridgies -- all priced at or above mall prices! There were 3 double width shelves of salt and pepper sets -- all at $10 each. Who would pay that at a sale?
I got one or two bargains -- things that were priced lower than they should be (which also points to a family run sale).
As I left and headed for the mall, my GPS took me by the back roads and I passed a sign for a yard sale. It was SO hot out and I was late for the mall, so I decided to pass it up. After I was well away from the road it was on and saw 2 more signs for the same sale, I figured I'd turn around and go back -- it had to be a SIGN that I was supposed to stop for it! It turned out to be another case of 'I'm glad I did!' There were good things to be had, even though it was about 98-100 degrees outside and closer to 110 under their canopy!
Here's what I found on my quick trip to the two sales:
|The tablecloth has a few holes, but the green background with white pattern are great for either a totebag or some throw pillows. The three suitcases and umbrella were some other true bargains from the high-priced sale|
|The little chalkware birds and the pitcher are in great shape!|
|The planter is McCoy -- one of the few items that were underpriced.|
|I already have more Fisher Price than I know what to do with, but at $4, I couldn't pass up a complete farm! The high-priced sale sold one in the original box for $30 (not to me!)|
|I love this spruce green Boonton divided bowl! I plan to list it on Etsy, but don't know if I'll be able to part with it. Maybe I'll foster it for a while... The black and gold elephants are redware|
|This is a cool chrome thermos. It has a flattened place in the back and needs to be cleaned up, but it's still great!|
|Yes, another double cake carrier! This makes #3 double (though I think they all used to be triple, but the bottom sections were lost or damaged). I like the pattern & colors of this one, though -- it might be a keeper or a foster-find|
Oh, as a note on the previous post -- thanks to Jill for letting me know the name of my mystery Pyrex -- Blue Floral! It's so much fun finding unidentified Pyrex!